I'm new here, but let me just get right into it.
I just dropped over 60 pounds after being on Depakote and Seroquel for years for Bi-Polar Disorder and now I have been diagnosed with Sinus Tachycardia. My doc wanted to put me on Metoprolol (however you say it) or Toporol (can't say that either), but I looked up the side effects and they both cause weight gain. I won't take anything that causes me to gain the weight it took me 9 months of hard work and dedication to lose. I went off Depakote and Seroquel completely, ate healthy, and hit the gym every day focusing on cardio and strength training. Now, something emotional happened to me a little while ago which triggered an episode and I have completely unraveled. I am now on Saphris 10mg at bedtime because my doc said he has not seen any of his patients gain weight on it and the web research I have found says it is minimal (2-4 pounds) which can be combated with diet and exercise. This drug makes some binge eat and those were the ones that said they gained substantial amounts of weight. They were probably not binging on veggies either, I bet.
And said they were not physically active. So I am giving this drug a try to regain my sanity and have a normal life. It's only been 3 days. I feel better in the day after I've taken it at night, but my heart is giving me problems. After I take it I feel slight anxiety, which I don't believe is coming from my mind, but my heart. I checked my pulse and although my heart is not racing I feel it pound hard a few beats, then softer, then hard a few beats, then softer, and so on. I read Inderal is one of the only beta-blockers that has not shown signs of weight gain in patients, so I asked my doc to put me on that because I won't take those other two she mentioned. She put me Inderal LA and I didn't realize there were 2 different versions of this drug. Standard Inderal (tablets), which is the one I read about, and then this Inderal LA (capsules), which I read DOES put weight on. I've read many posts from people that have said that they gained massive amounts of weight on 80mgs of this Inderal LA. She prescribed me 60 mgs, but I don't care. I'm not taking it. My question is, does anyone have any experience with either type of Inderal? Does the LA version make you gain weight? Has anyone gained any weight on the standard version and if so, how much and how many milligrams are you on?
Thank so much!